Man dies in early morning house fire in Sheffield

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A man has died in an early morning house fire in Sheffield.

The elderly man, who has not yet been named, died after a fire took hold at a property in New Cross Drive, Woodhouse, at around 5.30am today.

A man died in a house fire in Sheffield this morning

A man died in a house fire in Sheffield this morning

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Crews from Parkway, Birley Moor and Aston fire stations were deployed to the scene and extinguished the flames but the man could not be revived.

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The blaze broke out in a ground floor room adjacent to the kitchen but no other details have yet been released.

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An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

More to follow.